In 2014 Peter Capaldi joined the eighth season of Doctor Who as the 12th incarnation of The Doctor. After three seasons, it's now time to say goodbye as the actor has announced that he will be leaving the series this Christmas.
When talking to BBC Radio 2 (via Doctor Who Twitter), Capaldi said, “[I]t will be my last... This will be the end for me… I feel it’s sort of time for me to move on to different challenges.” He went on to say:
"One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best. From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead. I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been cosmic."
Capaldi will be leaving the series at the same time as showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat. He will be replaced by Chris Chibnall. I'm sure we'll learn who will be taking on the role of the 13th Doctor at the end of the year.
I'm actually ok with Capaldi leaving show as he was a version of The Doctor that I never really liked or connected with. That being said, he obviously wasn't my favorite Doctor, so I'm excited to see who will come on board to replace him. If you were a Capaldi fan, I do understand your disappointment over his departure.
With Moffat leaving the series as well, things are going to get interesting, and I have no idea what to expect. Doctor Who series 10 will introduce Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, the Doctor’s new traveling companion. It's set to premiere on April 15.
How do you all feel about this being Capaldi's final season as The Doctor?